souki96 wrote:I did follow those links. The water in my pot drains at about the same, fast rate as the water in the video. I used a skewer to remove the old soil from the tree's roots(gently, of course), and made sure that the new soil got into the roots. Is this okay?
I like all of this a lot
trimmed the smaller roots back,
This... Concerns me a bit.
A little- a lot- How much? are there many left?
Do you mean the white hairlike roots? These are the ones you want to keep.
They are the feeder roots that actually provide the tree with its uptake of water/nutrients/ and gas exchange. The big roots are just for storage/stability.
Also, is there a way I can add organic material(wood etc...) to the mix to make it better for the Fukien?
It's not easy while the tree is in the pot, Not impossible though..lol.
For the moment see how it goes as you can always attempt to amend the soil with some organics [Bark] later.
[Did the shop where you got your soil know the species you have?]
Just be sure to check your tree daily to see if it needs a drink [Check more often than once a day during the heat of summer.]
What do you think about adding moss to the top of the soil too? I know it's just for decoration but would it retain some water or just take it from the tree? I want to make sure my tree does well in its new pot and soil
The only benefit of moss is decorative & And that is subjective. [And often when I see it...I wonder what flaw of the tree is that moss hiding]. It would do your tree no good wrt moisture as moss is on top
of the soil and the tree is in
thank you so much for all your help
Keep us posted,